- Reference is made by John Burke (1841) to Francis Rowland, Mayor of Cork, in 1773, brother of Sir Samuel Rowland. Francis married Catherine Martin. They had a son Edward Rowland, who married Miss Garde and two daughters Mary married to ---- Hanning of Kilcrone, and Catherine married to ---- Foster of Ballymaloo Castle. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Francis Rowland held land in the parish of Rahan, barony of Fermoy, county Cork. In the 1870s Francis Edward Rowland of Cloyne owned 1,426 acres in county Cork. In 1863 Francis E. Rowland married Maria Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Eyre Coote.